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: Open University

6.25 Shooting the Moon
6.50 Living with Past Technology
7.15 Maths: Goodness of Fit
7.40 Battle for Nitrogen
8.5 The Objector
8.30 Arts: Romanticism
8.55 Concrete and Steel
9.20 Colonisin' in Reverse: 3
9.45 Football: Constructing the Spectacle
10.10 Conflict in the Family
10.35 Introduction to Calculus: Vectors
11.0 Form and Function of Fossils
11.25 Brain and Skull
11.50 Materials Engineering
12.15 Maths Across the Curriculum
12.40 Education for Adults
1.5 Pure Maths: Homeomorphisms
1.30 Social Science Research Methods
1.55 The Public Inquiry
2.20 Health Care in Mozambique: 1
2.45 Modern Art: Greenberg on Pollock

: Interval

: Rock Around the Clock

One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock - rock!
BBC2's gonna rock around the clock tonight - and the beat goes on for 15 hours with a feast of films, concerts and documentaries. So get set to burn the midnight oil in the company of David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Steve Blacknell, Richard Skinner, Josephine Buchan
There's an opportunity for you to programme your own video choices, which will be shown at programme junctions. The number to ring (from 2.45) is [number removed] and 20 videos from which you can choose are listed below:
The Beatles: "Hey Jude"
David Bowie: "China girl"
Culture Club: "Do you really want to hurt me?"
Duran Duran: "Save a prayer"
Bob Dylan: "Jokerman"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: "Two Tribes"
Human League: "Don't you want me?"
Iron Maiden: "Run to the hills"
The Jacksons: "Can you feel it?"
The Jam: "Funeral pyre"
Elton John: "I'm still standing"
Joy Division: "Love will tear us apart"
Bob Marley: "Redemption song"
Prince: "1999"
Rolling Stones: "Undercover of the night"
Spandau Ballet: "True"
Bruce Springsteen: "Dancing in the dark"
Ultravox: "Dancing with tears in my eyes"
Sid Vicious: "My way"
Wham!: "Young guns (Go for it)"

From 5.30 call the same number to schedule a whole programme in People's Choice at 10.35 pm.
A: Queen's Christmas Concert 1975
B: Q-Tips - Rock Goes to College
C: Thompson Twins - Sight and Sound in Concert
D: Ry Cooder and Chicken Skin Music Concert
E: Lynyrd Skynyrd - OGWT Special
Full details on pages 18 and 19 • FEATURE: page 66

3.45 Simple Minds and The Pretenders
Mr and Mrs Kerr (aka Jim Kerr and Chrissie Hynde) lead their respective bands on stage at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund. Highlights of ZDF's "Rockpop In Concert", broadcast last night on German TV.

4.30 Alternative Ulster?
With the demise of Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones, what has Northern Ireland got to offer as replacements? Jake Burns (ex-SLF) goes to Belfast to watch some of the local bands beginning to make waves at home and abroad, including Cruella De Ville, Silent Running, The Outcasts, Station Super-heaven and The Lunatic Fringe

5.0 New Order
A rare chance to see this celebrated cult band in a simultaneous broadcast from the studios of Radio l's Saturday Live in Broadcasting House, London. Introduced by Richard Skinner
(For the best effect, viewers with stereo R1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.)

5.40 Aztec Camera
Roddy Frame, one of British rock's best young writers and guitarists, leads his band in a live concert from their home town. Direct from Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom. Introduced by Billy Sloane

6.20 Ebony's Greatest Hits
Featuring music by Prince Charles - ex-Streetgang leader from New York, now king of the funketeers; London-based soul group Loose Ends; six-foot-six-inches tall Eek-a-Mouse, one of reggae's hottest new performers; and Hugh Masekela , South African-born trumpeter currently spearheading the popularisation of African music in the West.

7.5 News and Sport with Jan Leeming; Weather

7.20 Cricket
England v Sri Lanka
Peter West reports on this afternoon's play.

7.30 Michael Jackson's Thriller
Pop music's hottest property in the most expensive, most successful and most talked about video of all time, based on the title track from his 40-million seller album.

8.0 "The Buddy Holly Story"
The feature film starring Gary Busey with Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith
The 'true' story of one of the greatest and most enduring of all popular musicians-Buddy Holly, who achieved national and international fame with such songs as 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll be the day', 'It's so easy' and 'Well alright'. These and other hits are featured in the movie, which follows the tragically short life of the superstar, brilliantly portrayed by Gary Busey.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12

10.0 The Cure
Robert Smith and his exciting band bring their musical menagerie including 'Love Cats' and 'The Caterpillar' to Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom for a live concert. Introduced by Billy Sloane

10.35 The People's Choice
For the first time on British television a BBC programme scheduled by you the viewer. Since 5.30 the votes have been coming in for the following programmes
A: Queen's Christmas Concert 1975
B: Q-Tips - Rock Goes to College
C: Thompson Twins - Sight and Sound in Concert
D: Ry Cooder and Chicken Skin Music Concert
E: Lynyrd Skynyrd - OGWT Special
If you haven't voted yet it's too late because voting is over and the winner is....

11.10 Rockalikes
'Michael Jackson', 'Boy George' and 'David Bowie' are among the contenders, as Steve Blacknell hosts the finals of the rock lookalike contest organised by "Rock Around the Clock" and the Daily Star. Live from London's Xenon Club.

11.25 The ZZ Top Trilogy
A thematic compilation of witty and imaginative videos for 'Gimme all your lovin', 'Sharp dressed man' and 'Legs' from the bizarre Texan blues-men.

11.45 "FM"
The feature film starring Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan
Radio station QSKY prides itself on being a top-notch 'all music' station, with a minimum of advertising and DJ interference. But when pressure from the station's owners for more revenue builds up, the battle is on between management and the presenters... The lively story is presented against a background of non-stop recorded and live performances by such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan and The Eagles.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12

1.30 am Van Morrison at the Rainbow
Accompanied by his New Caledonia Soul Orchestra, Van Morrison was at the height of his powers when this concert was recorded in 1973. Stirring versions of 'Warm love', 'Moondance', 'Domino' and 'Brown-eyed girl' are among the highlights.

2.25 The Doors
'No One Here Gets Out Alive' - A profile of Jim Morrison
Recently there has been a strongly-revived interest in one of the foremost cult bands of the 60s - the Doors.
With the help of his friends and associates, this film explores the career of the band's charismatic lead singer, Jim Morrison, leading to his untimely death in Paris in July 1971.

3.15 The Last Waltz
The film featuring The Band
Thanksgiving Day, 1976. In The Winterland, San Francisco, a staggering line-up of legendary rock performers are joined by an audience of 5,000 to pay tribute to The Band who here mark the end of 16 years on the road. Martin Scorsese's film captures both the celebration of the concert and the lament for the passing of a memorable era in rock music.
"Who Do You Love?" - Ronnie Hawkins
"Such a Night" - Dr. John
"Helpless" - Neil Young
"The Weight" - The Staples
"Dry Your Eyes" - Neil Diamond
"Coyote" - Joni Mitchell
"Mystery Train" - Paul Butterfield
"Mannish Boy" - Muddy Waters
"Further on up the Road" - Eric Clapton
"Evangeline" - Emmylou Harris
"Caravan" - Van Morrison
"Forever Young", "Baby let me follow you down" - Bob Dylan
"I shall be released" - Ringo Starr, Ron Wood and all
Rick Danko (bass, violin and vocal)
Levon Helm (drums, mandolin and vocal)
Garth Hudson (organ, accordion, saxophone and synthesisers)
Richard Manuel (piano, keyboards, drums and vocal)
Robbie Robertson (lead guitar and vocal)
Films: page 12
(SB: For the best effect, viewers with stereo R3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.)

The Police in Montserrat
In 1981 Sting, Stewart and Andy disappeared to the Caribbean island of Montserrat to record their album 'Ghost in the machine'. Jools Holland, well-known keyboard player and detective, followed them there and under interrogation they broke down and spilled the beans. After which Jools reached into his pocket, pulled out his keyboard and...

6.0-6.20* am
David Hepworth, Mark Ellen, Steve Blacknell and anyone else who's still awake wind up 15 hours of Rock Around the Clock with a surprise finale.


Presenter: David Hepworth
Presenter: Mark Ellen
Presenter: Steve Blacknell
Presenter: Richard Skinner
Presenter: Josephine Buchan
Musicians ("Simple Minds and the Pretenders"): Simple Minds
Musicians ("Simple Minds and the Pretenders"): The Pretenders
Director ("Simple Minds and the Pretenders"): Michael Becker
Producer ("Simple Minds and the Pretenders"): Peter Baalcke
Presenter ("Alternative Ulster"): Jake Burns
Musicians ("Alternative Ulster"): Cruella De Ville
Musicians ("Alternative Ulster"): Silent Running
Musicians ("Alternative Ulster"): The Outcasts
Musicians ("Alternative Ulster"): Station Super-heaven
Musicians ("Alternative Ulster"): The Lunatic Fringe
Director ("Alternative Ulster"): Maureen White
Producer ("Alternative Ulster"): Clive Sloan
Presenter ("New Order"): Richard Skinner
Director ("New Order"): Tom Corcoran
Musicians ("Aztec Camera"): Aztec Camera
Presenter ("Aztec Camera"): Billy Sloane
Director ("Aztec Camera"): David G. Croft
Producer ("Aztec Camera"): John Burrowes
Producer ("Ebony's Greatest Hits"): Roy Chapman
Newsreader (News and Sport): Jan Leeming
Reporter (Cricket): Peter West
Director ("Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'"): Jon Landis
Screenplay ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Robert Gittler
Produced by ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Fred Bauer
Directed by ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Steve Rash
Buddy Holly ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Gary Busey
Jesse ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Don Stroud
Ray Rob ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Charles Martin Smith
Riley Randolph ("The Buddly Holly Story"): William Jordan
Maria Elena Holly ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Maria Richwine
Ross Turner ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Conrad Janis
Eddie Foster ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Albert Popwell
Cindy Lou ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Amy Johnston
Mr Wilson ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Jim Beach
T J ("The Buddly Holly Story"): John F Goff
Madman Mancuso ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Fred Travalena
Richie Valens ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Gilbert Melgar
The Big Bopper ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Gailard Sartain
Mr Holly ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Arch Johnson
Mrs Holly ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Neva Patterson
Eddie Cochran ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Jerry Zaremba
Ed Sullivan ("The Buddly Holly Story"): Will Jordan
Presenter ("The Cure"): Billy Sloane
Director ("The Cure"): David G. Croft
Producer ("The Cure"): John Burrowes
Presenter ("Rockalikes"): Steve Blacknell
Producer ("Rockalikes"): Tom Corcoran
Director ("The ZZ Top Trilogy"): Tim Newman
Written by ("FM"): Ezra Sacks
Produced by ("FM"): Rand Holston
Directed by ("FM"): John A. Alonzo
Jeff Dugan ("FM"): Michael Brandon
Mother ("FM"): Eileen Brennan
Doc Holiday ("FM"): Alex Karras
Prince ("FM"): Cleavon Little
Eric Swan ("FM"): Martin Mull
Laura Coe ("FM"): Cassie Yates
Carl Billings ("FM"): Norman Lloyd
Bobby Douglas ("FM"): Jay Fenichal
Lt Reach ("FM"): James Keach
Albert Driscoll ("FM"): Joe Smith
Regis Lamar ("FM"): Tom Tarpey
Alice ("FM"): Janet Brandt
Cathy ("FM"): Mary Torrey
Musician ("Van Morrison at the Rainbow"): Van Morrison
Musicians ("Van Morrison at the Rainbow"): New Caledonia Soul Orchestra
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Ronnie Hawkins
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Dr. John
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Neil Young
Musicians ("The Last Waltz"): The Staples
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Neil Diamond
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Joni Mitchell
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Paul Butterfield
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Muddy Waters
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Eric Clapton
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Emmylou Harris
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Van Morrison
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Bob Dylan
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Ringo Starr
Musician ("The Last Waltz"): Ron Wood
Bass, violin and vocal, The Band ("The Last Waltz"): Rick Danko
Drums, mandolin and vocal, The Band ("The Last Waltz"): Levon Helm
Organ, accordion, saxophone and synthesisers, The Band ("The Last Waltz"): Garth Hudson
Piano, keyboards, drums and vocal, The Band ("The Last Waltz"): Richard Manuel
Lead guitar and vocal, The Band ("The Last Waltz"): Robbie Robertson
Produced by ("The Last Waltz"): Robbie Robertson
Directed by ("The Last Waltz"): Martin Scorsese
Presenter ("The Police in Montserrat"): Jools Holland
Musician ("The Police in Montserrat"): Sting
Musician ("The Police in Montserrat"): Andy Summers
Musician ("The Police in Montserrat"): Stewart Copeland
Director ("The Police in Montserrat"): Derek Burbidge
Studio Producer: Trevor Dann
Studio Director: Phillip Chilvers
Editor: Michael Appleton

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